Week #3 – Spring Anime 2017

Week #3 has arrived with this Spring anime season. What’s in store this week?!

As I did last week, I’ll be watching my selected shows for the season and giving my brief feelings on the episode, along with things I liked and things I didn’t like. So let’s get a’watchin’!


Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

I am so fucking happy I found this show after losing so many, because after 3 weeks, this is easily my favourite show out of them all. A show that on the surface looks like some average, boring magical school anime with ecchi, it actually has some of the wittiest comedy and one of the most interesting story concepts I’ve seen in a show in quite some time. Glenn is such a fantastic character, both witty and yet powerfully serious when he has to be. Now I just wish the garterbelts weren’t a major focus point of the girls’ uniforms…

THE GOOD

  • Glenn continues to rule!
  • The show is actually balancing violence with comedy and a little ecchi for good measure and it doing it fantastically well!

THE BAD

  • Absolutely nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 5/5


Eromanga-sensei (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

As I was hoping for, the comedy’s getting better and the show is getting better, albeit gradually and slowly. This episode is the best thus far, but has a long way to go still. Elf is starting to come into her own, that’s for sure, but I want Sagiri to actually get involved and not just be the shut-in with two minutes of screen-time every episode. Not only that, but I feel we need another girl or two involved, as Megumi really isn’t putting in the work right now either.

THE GOOD

  • Elf was far less annoying this week, really helped move things along actually

THE BAD

  • Sagiri needs to be more involved, the show after all revolves around her

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Granblue Fantasy (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

We’re adding more to the interesting cast we have with Rackam, potentially the helmsman of the airship the cast will fly around in the rest of the anime. The show continues to be an intriguing show at best, but still really isn’t coming out in full. The cast is certainly there, but there’s nothing story-wise that’s hooking me in just yet. Certainly with a lot of characters to love, especially Katalina who’s basically the female form of myself with how easily she’s distracted by cute, fluffy cats, there’s a lot for me to stay interested. I just hope the show really starts to make a move.

THE GOOD

  • Katalina is my female spirit anime girl
  • Rackam is such a polar opposite to the other four main cast members and it makes him stand out that much more
  • Oh my god the Harvat people are so freaking adorable!

THE BAD

  • The story needs to start kicking in soon, the show can’t get by on quirky cast members alone

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Hinako Note (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

The kawaii continues to ramp up higher and higher with this show, as I got another adorably funny episode once again. Though I will admit, I’m surprised the show is putting in as much ecchi as it is, kind of the same way I felt when Anne Happy was suddenly having the girls parading around in their underwear and such. I wasn’t anticipating after the first two episodes, despite having seen Hinako already in her PJs with her butt on full display, that we’d see her naked in the bath with her hands barely covering her breasts.

THE GOOD

  • Surprisingly good ecchi
  • Yua brings out the best of cute Hinako
  • Mayuki is so entertaining trying to make someone cuter than she is

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


KADO: The Right Answer (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

The show continues to intrigue me with each passing episode as we delve further into what’s going on with Koujirou, zaShunina and this giant cube structure. I love how this is being taken slowly, as if it were a real-life depiction of this kind of event. Even zaShunina telling the humans that they should always be asking the question of whether he’s a friend or foe, there’s this great understanding of how we’d have to deal with first contact with someone outside of our own planet. Hopefully with Saraka soon to be truly added into the mix, we get a real interesting cast of characters. We have two boys already with Koujirou and zaShunina, now let’s even it out by adding Saraka with Kanata.

THE GOOD

  • The visuals were fantastic this week
  • I love the slow interpretation of the progression of such an event

THE BAD

  • No Kanata really, booooooo!

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

I don’t hate the show, but I’m not getting anything out of it after two episodes aside from the potential fake-BL stuff. Not only that, but it’s a short as well, so I’m not getting enough time to settle in with the show. I think there’s something to like here, but 7 minutes ain’t enough to do it in this specific case.

THE GOOD

  • The horrendous acting job from the real Hikaru was kinda funny

THE BAD

  • There’s really nothing to grab onto, the characters just look cool but don’t feel cool

Episode Score: 2.5/5 ***DROPPED***


Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

This continues to be one of my favourites, chalk full of cheesy over-the-top comedy, an adorable cast of characters and just enough drama to keep it from going off the rails. Leonhard specifically keeps standing out, though that’s pretty much how the producers of the show have set it. Either way, his relationship with Heine continues to grow more interesting and closer to BL every single episode.

THE GOOD

  • Comedy is still staying strong
  • Leonhard managing to stay on the interesting side when he could easily just be a brat

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Renai Boukun (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Thankfully, we didn’t get an official incest pairing between Seiji and Akua, but the implications are certainly still there. Instead we get a demon penguin, a notebook burning, a ganguro cupid girl and the biggest boobs yet on the show coming to us next week. The episode was back to its funny ways, still not recapturing the absolute insanity of the first episode, which I firmly believe isn’t possible at this point. But still an extremely entertaining episode.

THE GOOD

  • It’s nice to have a good variation with girls, Akane and this new pink-haired vixen are super sexy, Guri and Yuzu are cute sexy and Akua is tomboy sexy
  • So fucking hilarious

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sakura Quest (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

The episode this week was large in part very boring, there wasn’t much going on aside from Yoshino attempting to find something to like about Manoyama. However, at the very end, literally the last fifteen seconds of the episode before the credits rolled, I got something I wanted out of the show: some charm. The five girls, Yoshino, Shiori, Maki, Sanae, Ririko, together they really shine like stars and seeing them casual with each other really brought out the kind of entertainment and emotional value I like from a slice of life show. So here’s hoping it’s like this the entire episode next week, because if it is, Sakura Quest will be moving up the rankings quickly.

THE GOOD

  • The promise and potential after the last few moments really gives me something to look forward to

THE BAD

  • The remaining 95% of the show was extremely boring and didn’t offer much

Episode Score: 3/5


Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

This show, I am well aware that it’s basically a one step from hentai show, but unlike ones like Highschool DxD and Masou Gakuen HxH, I’m actually finding something in the show that’s keeping me interested. The designs are part of it, but the characters themselves come off very intriguing, of course Leviathan being the top of it all. Now granted, I could’ve gone without water tentacles and that kind of stuff, but oddly enough regardless of the fact the show falls into similar categories to shows I can’t stand, this one after two episodes hasn’t given me a reason to want to get rid of it.

THE GOOD

  • Levi continues to stand out
  • The ecchi game (when not being censored) is really on point in this show

THE BAD

  • Could’ve done without tentacle rape, can always do without tentacle rape…

Episode Score: 3/5

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: